Tomato + Parmesan Crostata with Cumin + Oregano
Baking / Cheap + Cheerful / Cumin / Light Meals / Meals + Courses / Special Diets / Tomato / Vegetarian

Tomato + Parmesan Crostata with Cumin + Oregano

A simple free-form tomato tart – sweet baby tomatoes, cumin seeds, goats cheese and oregano nestled on top of an easy, crumbly no-knead parmesan pastry. Served warm with a dusting of cumin-spiced icing sugar, this crostata is a real treat and the perfect light bite. ___________________________________________ FOR THE PARMESAN PASTRY 200 g plain flour 150 … Continue reading

Cavolo Nero, Mushroom + Ricotta Pie
Baking / Capers / Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Filo Pastry / Lemon / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Mushroom / Ricotta

Cavolo Nero, Mushroom + Ricotta Pie

The thing I love about filo pastry is that its uses are endless. Savoury, sweet, dinner-party worthy or casual afternoon tea, filo is a wonderful ingredient to have on hand. This recipe is my play on the traditional Greek favourite, spanakopita. It combines the earthy flavour of a mish-mash of market mushrooms with chopped cavolo … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate + Peanut Caramel ‘SNICKERS’ Éclairs
Baking / Chocolate / Dessert / Eggs / Peanuts / Sweet / Vegetarian

Dark Chocolate + Peanut Caramel ‘SNICKERS’ Éclairs

Forgive me waistline, but there is something about the sweet and salty combination of chocolate, caramel, and salted peanuts that some days I just can’t deny. If you are a regular reader of my recipes you might find this as a bit of departure from the usual light and healthy fare that features of Finger, … Continue reading

Pear Tart with Goats Cheese + Honeyed Walnuts
Baking / Breakfast / Cheese / Cream / Creme Fraiche / Goat's Cheese / Honey / Lemon / Lunch / Parsnip / Pears / Puff Pastry / Savoury

Pear Tart with Goats Cheese + Honeyed Walnuts

As a big-time supporter of eating what’s in season, this recipe is a celebration of early autumn pears. Beautiful big-bottomed pears are sliced thinly and layered on a bed of velvety parsnip crème and all-butter puff pastry. Baked until golden and puffed, the tarts are finished with a scattering of honey-walnuts and crumbled goats cheese … Continue reading

Rustic Peperonata & Goats Cheese Crossovers
Baking / Basil / Cheese / Goat's Cheese / Lunch / Pinenuts / Puff Pastry / Red Onion / Red Peppers / Savoury

Rustic Peperonata & Goats Cheese Crossovers

These peperonata and goats cheese crossovers should taste of sunshine, so the brightest and freshest peppers and the best puff pastry you can find will be needed to do it justice. Sweet peppers, red onion, garlic, basil and goats cheese peek through the slits in the flaky golden pastry, enticing you to take a bite … Continue reading

Spiced Lamb Sausage Rolls with Harissa, Currents and Pinenuts
Baking / Chilli / Currents / Eggs / Harissa / Lamb / Lunch / Pinenuts / Poppy Seeds / Puff Pastry / Savoury

Spiced Lamb Sausage Rolls with Harissa, Currents and Pinenuts

Golden, spiced, substantial homemade sausage roles made with lamb, toasted pine nuts, currents, and harissa. Served hot with lashings of tomato sauce or a spicy chilli chutney and mixed leafy salad greens, and you’ve got a nice little meal on your hands. Preheat oven to 180C 2-3 sheets of good quality store-bought puff pastry 500g … Continue reading